Side effect of meningitis treatment ?


i have a meningitis last 2 years i just want to know whats the side effect of this after treament? is there any pssible to back again my bacteria

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Harpreet Singh

Hi, thanks for using the ehealth forum for your query.
You seem concerned by the post meningitic sequelae or after effects of meningitis and the possibility of recurrence.
Most people who get meningitis survive, often without any after effects, but sometimes these diseases cause a range of disabilities and problems that can alter people's lives. After effects may be temporary or permanent, physical or emotional. These include-
1) memory loss / difficulty retaining information / lack of concentration
2) Clumsiness / co-ordination problems
3) Residual headaches
4) Deafness / hearing problems / tinnitus / dizziness, loss of balance
5) Learning difficulties (ranging from temporary learning deficiencies to long term mental impairment)
6) Epilepsy / seizures (fits)
7) Weakness, paralysis or spasms of part of body (if permanent, sometimes called cerebral palsy)
8) Speech problems
9) Loss of sight/changes in sight.
Viral meningitis usually has a tendency for recurrence e.g. herpes simplex type II meningitis.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.


Hello, our one month old bay is affected with Pneumococcal Meningitis & Sepsis. He was in comma for few days under ventilation. Now he came out from ventilation and discharged from the hospital,takes mothers feeding on his own, his brain seems to be shrink, not opening right eyes properly & 50% of eye ball movement is there.

Kindly let us know, whether he can able to see properly in the future. For how many years the human brain growth takes place generally.

Please let us know is there any therapy or treatment available.

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